Five from Five offers two free professional learning seminars. They are available either as scheduled webinars that anyone interested in reading instruction is welcome to attend. They are also available for schools to book for whole staff professional learning, either as a videoconference workshop or, depending on location, in schools.

Seminar 1: The Science of Reading: Essential Knowledge for Teachers

Seminar 2: Deep Dive into Systematic Synthetic Phonics

Details and registration links are below.

Seminar 1

The Science of Reading: Essential Knowledge for Teachers

Reading is one of the most extensively studied aspects of education. There is now strong consensus among researchers about how children learn to read and the most effective method to teach them, based on thousands of rigorous scientific studies from multiple research disciplines.

Who should attend

This seminar is suitable for F-6 classroom and specialist teachers, school executive, and support staff as it examines the development of students from beginning to skilled readers.

What the seminar covers

This information session is designed to give teachers and other school-based professionals an introduction to the evidence base supporting effective reading instruction methods that will help all children learn to read.

The session examines:

Delivery mode

Presentations are available to schools via videoconference or on-site, depending on availability and travel restrictions. Delivered in a 90-minute format, this seminar is ideal for schools who would like to learn more about the theoretical and scientific evidence for best practice reading instruction.

 

Seminar 2

Deep Dive into Systematic Synthetic Phonics

To gain meaning from print, students need accurate and fluent word recognition combined with good language comprehension. Systematic synthetic phonics, as part of a comprehensive program of instruction that includes all five ‘keys’ to reading, is the most efficient method to teach all students skilled word recognition. Educators need a strong understanding of how the English alphabetic code translates language from print to speech and vice versa, and how to best teach this knowledge to beginning and low progress readers. This seminar does a deep dive into code-based instruction, using the scientific evidence base to provide valuable information about teaching principles and practices.

Who should attend

This seminar is suitable for F-6 classroom and specialist teachers, school executive, and support staff as it examines the development of students from beginning to skilled readers.

What the seminar covers

This information session is designed to give teachers and other school-based professionals practical information and advice regarding effective reading instruction in word recognition that will help all children learn to read.

The session examines:

Delivery mode

Presentations are available to schools via videoconference or on-site, depending on availability and travel restrictions. Delivered in a 120-minute format, this seminar is ideal for schools who would like to learn more about the alphabetic code and how to deliver instruction using evidence-based methods for beginning and low progress readers.